Businesses today are looking to technologies such as cloud computing, mobility, social networking and big data analytics to drive a new wave of innovation. IDC has characterised these four developments as the pillars of a dominant new computing platform that will account for 80% of all growth in IT spending between now and the end of the decade.
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This new wave of innovation, however, will challenge the existing infrastructures in most enterprises, particularly the legacy storage architectures built over the past 25 years to support traditional hard disk drive (HDD) storage systems.
IT decision-makers are recognising that the economics of enterprise storage must change if they are to deploy storage infrastructures that deliver the speed and agility required by today's IT solutions at a price point that is affordable. Where are enterprises feeling the pain with today's legacy storage systems?
In looking at next-generation storage architectures, enterprises need solutions that enable them to:
Dell has been a driving force in changing the economics of enterprise storage. Dell is the only major vendor that has found a way to offer flash solutions at disk economics. Dell solutions save customers as much as 5x versus competitive all-flash arrays. In addition, Dell’s architectures support the use of flash and HDD together in one architecture with automated tiering , so customers can be assured that each disk is maximised and optimised for performance and cost efficiency. Dell’s solutions benefit customers by:
As enterprise IT decision makers look to address the new economics of enterprise storage, they need to position their storage infrastructures to deliver on the price, performance, speed and agility requirements of next-generation IT applications. What should enterprise IT decision-makers look for in their next-generation storage architecture? Here are six characteristics to consider:
In moving forward and evaluating your next-generation storage architecture to support next-generation business innovation, you want to make sure your selection addresses all of these key areas. You will find that Dell solutions not only address all of your needs, but they are by far the most cost-efficient options available. What’s more, the Dell architectural approach provides the opportunity to maximize your existing investment, while enabling you to support next-generation advances in storage technology. Storage is critical to your next wave of business innovation. Now is the time to make sure you put the right storage architecture in place.
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